Middle School Update – 2 June 2017

Hi everyone!

It’s been a flurry of activity this final full week of middle school!  6th graders made the final tweaks to their solar ovens and will be testing their cooking capabilities next week.  7th graders are taking on the role of teacher in the presentation of their science projects.  8th graders have published their documentaries, polished their graduation performance and planned a special gift for their 6th and 7th grade classmates. This end of year gift will have us on a walking field trip downtown on Monday morning – please be sure your child is at school on time!

This week we also talked with the 5th -7th graders about an exciting new Specialist and Elective program that we will start next year.   Beginning next year, students will take two of our Fine Arts, PE and Design classes at a time on a quarterly system.  We have designed a program of specialized, rich courses and students will be given the opportunity to voice their class preferences for each quarter.  To fulfill the MYP requirements, each student will take at least two Arts, two Design and two Physical and Health Ed classes, plus two additional classes.  Students were given a form to let us know their preferences for the first quarter (“Cycle 1”).  Please ensure your student returns this page, with parent initials, to Jen by Tuesday, June 6th.

Please join us in our End of Year Performance and Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, June 7th at 4:00pm at the UM Music Recital Hall.  For a preview of the heart and soul that goes into this performance, check out this note from our music teacher Natalie:  http://mismiddleschool.mismt.org/electives/

Have a great weekend,

Jen and the Middle School Team

 

Notes from the Office: 

Attention! Recently, a mountain bike that was left locked up overnight at MIS was stolen. This is a horrible thing to happen to anyone. Please take necessary precautions to prevent theft. We very strongly recommend that bikes not be left at the school overnight, even if they are locked.

Families: Please send Ben Super bsuper@mismt.org a family photo for the school’s 2017-2018 directory.  We prefer family photos that show kid(s) and parent(s) to put in the directory.  The directory is a very popular resource for families to connect with each other and great photos make it even better!

Going on Now: Pick up your plant orders from Pink Grizzly. They are open 7 days a week 9 am – 6 pm. They have a copy of your order form or you may contact Maureen for a copy if you need.

Copies of John Kratz’s new book “Hiking Waterfalls in Montana” are now available here at MIS!!!  Cost of the book is a discounted $20.  Checks or cash payable to John Kratz.  He is available to sign the book before or after school!!
Order Your Copy Here

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Upcoming Events

TuesdayJune 6thPlease send a brown paper bag to school; teachers will fill it with your child’s work and send it home on the last day of school.

Wednesday, June 7th: 8th Grade Graduation and End of Year Performance from 4 – 6 pm at the University. There will be NO AFTER CARE!

Thursday, June 8th: Class parties in the morning and Field Day is 12:30 – 2:30 pm. We need volunteers for Field Day! Sign up here!

Friday, June 9th: Last day of school ~ Early dismissal at 11:30 am. There will be NO LUNCH and NO AFTER CARE!

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Join Camp MIS this summer!

View our online brochure for all the fun summer details!  MIS offers multicultural, language and technology camps. The Missoula community is invited to join, so tell your friends and come on adventures with us this summer!

We are accepting registration online now! 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School Update May 19th, 2017

Queridos padres,

As we get closer and closer to the end of the school year, our students don’t cease to impress us in a daily basis.

For instance, 6th graders and 7th graders are presenting their Ancient Greek projects and Middle Ages respectively in Humanities and some of them have got really creative!  the proof is in (eating) the pudding:

Rex Arnot made a delicious cake in the shape of the acropolis, including the Parthenon. (Kids didn't give me a chance to take a full picture of it!)

Rex Arnot made a delicious cake in the shape of the acropolis, including the Parthenon. (Kids didn’t give me a chance to take a full picture of it!)

Sasha Huber built this incredible Lego Parthenon, with a wink into the Harry Potter world when our dear Harry confronted Lord Voldemort. How cool is this?

Sasha Huber built this incredible Lego Parthenon, with a wink into the Harry Potter world when our dear Harry confronted Lord Voldemort. How cool is this?

Henry Smith did a presentation on Middle Age weapons and created this incredible crossbow out of coffee stirring sticks! and it works perfectly!

Henry Smith did a presentation on Middle Age weapons and created this incredible crossbow out of coffee stirring sticks! and it works perfectly!

Amelia had her presentation on Middle Age social classes and for this she created this impressive pyramid, even molding the figures!

Amelia had her presentation on Middle Age social classes and for this she created this impressive pyramid, even molding the figures!

Talking about incredible students…this are Christian’s words:

Last week the MIS track team competed in the Copper League Championship meet. While all our athletes performed very well, we did have two students who qualified for the Meet of Champions which took place on Tuesday. While taking 2nd overall in the 1600 meter run in the copper league championship last week, Sage Brooks qualified for the Meet of Champions where she finished 4th in the 1600 meter run, going against the fastest 8th grade girls in all of Missoula County. Way to go Sage! Additionally, Gillian Sherrill won the high jump in the Copper League Championship which then qualified her for the Meet of Champions. It was a hard fought battle in the pouring rain between Gillian and another strong athlete she competed against throughout the track season. Gillian persevered and took home the title. She finished first overall in the girls’ high jump. While it’s easy to point to Sage and Gillian’s accomplishments as proof of a successful track season, but the real success is in the names I did not mention who were dedicated and worked hard to improve their times and distances in their events. While only Sage and Gillian qualified, a number of our other athletes were mere seconds and/or inches away from qualifying in their events. I could not be more proud of the group and how hard they worked this year. I’m already looking forward to next year and how I can improve the program for the next group of track stars. Christian.

Finally, the first ever MIS Open Mic is coming to MIS on June 2nd.  We are encouraging 6th and 7th graders to perform and parents are welcome to attend. Also, don’t forget our graduation on June 7th at 4pm at the UM Recital Hall.  We have a wonderful show planned! We hope to see you all there!

A quick reminder here: please remember that there will be no school on Friday, May 26th (Professional Development), and Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day).

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MIS Spring Carnival!

Join us Friday, May 19th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at MIS! Some of our middle school students are helping prepare the games and will be working at the Carnival!
We will have activities inside the gym and outside on the playground for all ages to enjoy.  Kids can get their face painted, dig for dinosaurs, go fishing, and play in the bouncy house. There will be prizes and food for everyone. This is an event not to be missed.
Register here or pay at the door. For $25 per family or $10 per individual you get a snack, drink, and can play some of the games for free. We will be barbecuing; there will be hamburgers and hot dogs available for purchase.
 
Mall Show! 
The mall art show is NOW through May 20th. Go check out the amazing MIS display!
Need more parent volunteer hours? Call or email the office to let us know you’re available on May 21st to help take down the art show.
Notes from the Office: 
Before May 30th All overdue library books are due before May 30th. Lost book fines will be assessed on June 1st. Please email Laura with questions. Please check your child’s homework folder for a list of overdue library books and their ticket to Silverwood, if they earned one during “I Love to Read Month.”
Going on Now: Pick up your plant orders from Pink Grizzly. They are open 7 days a week 9 am – 6 pm. They have a copy of your order form or you may contact Maureen for a copy if you need.
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Upcoming Events
Mark your Calendar
 
Friday, May 26th: No School ~ Professional Day
 
Monday, May 29th: No School ~ Memorial Day
 
Friday, June 2nd at 12:15 pmOpen Mic assembly. Our K-8th grade students will gather in familias to share a final lunch and circle together. For our assembly, we will all gather in the MIS gym at 12:15 to watch some of our talented students perform at our first open mic day and honor our final group of students with an IB award. We plan to finish at 1:00 p.m. Feel free to join us for the assembly!
 
TuesdayJune 6th: Please send a brown paper bag to school; teachers will fill it with your child’s work and send it home on the last day of school. 
 
Wednesday, June 7th: GRADUATION and End of Year Performance from 4 – 6 pm at the University.
Thursday, June 8th: Class parties in the morning and Field Day is 12:30 – 2:30 pm. We need volunteers for Field Day!
Friday, June 9th: Last day of school ~ Out early at 11:30 am
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Join Camp MIS this summer! 
 
View our online brochure for all the fun summer details!  MIS offers multicultural, language and technology camps. The Missoula community is invited to join, so tell your friends and come on adventures with us this summer!

 

Middle School Update, May 12th, 2017

This week, the Middle Schoolers got to get outside in various classes on the warmest days we have had since October. Thursday was the last track meet of the regular season and Sage Brooks qualified for the finals in the 1600m and Gillian Sherrill qualified in the High Jump. Wish them luck in their competition on Tuesday, the 16th.

Today (Friday), the entire Middle School collaborated to present a dynamic assembly all about their trips. The entire school got to learn songs, dances, games, science and more that the students had learned in Glacier and Mexico.

Notes from the Office:
MIS Spring Carnival!

Join us Friday, May 19th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at MIS! Some of our middle school students are helping prepare the games and will be working at the Carnival!

We will have activities inside the gym and outside on the playground for all ages to enjoy. Kids can get their face painted, dig for dinosaurs, go fishing, and play in the bouncy house. There will be prizes and food for everyone. This is an event not to be missed.

Register here for $25 per family or $10 per individual you get a snack, drink, and can play some of the games for free. We will be barbecuing; there will be hamburgers and hot dogs available for purchase.

We need volunteers to help! Sign up here.

Mall Show!
The mall art show is NOW through May 20th. Go check out the amazing MIS display!

Need more parent volunteer hours? Call or email the office to let us know you’re available on May 21st to help take down the art show.

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Upcoming Events
Mark your Calendar

Wednesday, May 17th: Plant orders ready for pick up from Pink Grizzly

Friday, May 19th: MIS Spring Carnival at MIS from 4-7 pm. Register here!
Another opportunity for parent volunteer hours! Click here to sign up!

Friday, May 26th: No School ~ Professional Day

Monday, May 29th: No School ~ Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 7th: End of year performance and 8th grade graduation

Friday, June 9th: Last day of school ~ Out early at 11:30 am

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Join Camp MIS this summer!

View our online brochure for all the fun summer details! MIS offers multicultural, language and technology camps. The Missoula community is invited to join, so tell your friends and come on adventures with us this summer!
We are accepting registration online now!

Middle School Update, May 8th, 2017

Dear Families,

The middle school kiddos and their teachers are valiantly trying to adjust to life after trips.  What tremendous learning experiences we shared!  I have always been a big believer in experiential education and the trip to Mexico certainly reinforced all of my previously held ideals.  It was incredibly satisfying to watch these kiddos thrive on a desert island while speaking a second language.  They embraced new friendships and continually stepped outside of their collective comfort zone.  They truly embody the IB learner profile with their risk-taking attitudes, gifted communication skills and desire to treat the earth and all her inhabitants with care and appreciation.  Please enjoy a few photos from our time together:

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Stay tuned for more photos from the 6th and 7th grade adventures in Glacier.

In other news, this Wednesday, May 10th, we are encouraging all middle school kiddos to either walk, bike or bus to school.  There will be a friendly competition between advisories, so encourage your kiddos to get to school in a sustainable way!

Also, on Thursday, May 11th, there is a track meet.  Those kiddos not involved in the track meet will enjoy a morning field trip to the planetarium.

This Friday, May 12th, the middle school kids will run a K-8 assembly and share some of their trip learning.  Parents, please join us from 12:15 to 1:15 to learn more about their wonderful learning experiences.

Enjoy the sunshine!

Gillian

Middle School update 21 April 2017

Hello parents,

It’s been an exciting week of anticipation here in Middle School.  Early this morning we sent our 8th graders off on their capstone trip to Mexico!  We wish them a bon voyage / buen viaje– be safe and bring home a ton of sweet memories!  6th and 7th graders will set off on their own adventure to the Glacier Institute on Monday morning.  We’ll see you at school, bright and early at 7:30am.

As a part of preparing for our big spring trips, we took advantage of a couple wonderful opportunities here in town:  the 6th graders took a field trip to the UM planetarium and learned what constellations to look for in the dark Glacier skies next week.  A special thanks goes out to Physics and Astronomy Professor – and MIS parent-extraordinaire – Dan Reisenfeld, for an engaging presentation.  Today we are bringing all the 6th and 7th graders to the International Wildlife Film Festival – be sure to ask your child which film he/she enjoyed most.

Believe it or not, we are already looking forward to the 2017-2018 school year.  Due to a scheduling conflict with the camp at Flathead Lake, the Middle School Opening Retreat has been rescheduled to August 31st – September 1st.  Please mark your calendars!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Jen and the Middle School Team

 

Notes from the Office:

Mall Show! 

The mall art show is May 2nd through May 20th. Need more parent volunteer hours? We need lots of volunteers starting this week! Call or email the office to get your name on the list.

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Upcoming Events

Mark your Calendar

 

Saturday, April 22nd:  Earth Day! Clark Fork clean up!  Meet at the fish statues at Caras Park at 10 am.  All families and students are encouraged to come.

 

Monday, April 24th: Disneyland raffle tickets are on sale at the front office!

 

May 1st – 4th: Spring Conferences.

 

Tuesday, May 2nd: Spring Plant Sale Order Forms Due!

 

Friday, May 5th: No School~ Professional Day

 

Friday, May 19th: MIS Spring Carnival at MIS from 4-7 pm. Another opportunity for parent volunteer hours! Click here to sign up!

 

Friday, May 26th: No School ~ Professional Day

 

Monday, May 29th: No School ~ Memorial Day

 

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Join Camp MIS this summer!

 

View our online brochure for all the fun summer details!  MIS offers multicultural, language and technology camps. The Missoula community is invited to join, so tell your friends and come on adventures with us this summer!

We are accepting registration online now! 

 

Middle School Update April 14, 2017

Hello Middle School Parents,

As summer rapidly approaches, our middle school is focused and excited for the opportunities that remain directly ahead of them. With trips to La Paz, Mexico and Glacier National Park on the horizon, it’s easy to see why no one is thinking about summer just yet. Additionally, MIS just completed our first track meet. As part of the Copper League track and field season, MIS competed against a number of local schools and set a several MIS school records. Our next meet is set for May 5th, in Frenchtown. If you have some time, feel free to come and cheer for our young track stars.

As I hope you are aware, the middle school is currently conducted our student-led, parent teacher conferences. These are wonderful opportunities to hear the many aspects of your student’s education that challenge and inspire them. As I sit and listen to our amazing students detail their most recent year at MIS, I marvel at their maturity, organization, hard work, and enthusiasm for knowledge.

 

As 8th graders get ready for their trip to Mexico, in Spanish class they are creating poems about images from La Paz or Espiritu Santo,  books to raise awareness about ocean polluting,  and a magazines for each place they will visit.

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Upcoming Events

Mark your Calendar

Saturday,April 15th: Wild Walk Parade Come join us! The parade begins at noon. Meet us at the red XXXX’s at 11:30 am.
Thursday, April 20th5th Grade Exhibition~ Join the 5th graders at 3:45 for their presentations.
Saturday, April 22nd:  Earth Day! Clark Fork clean up!  Meet at the fish statues at Caras Park at 10 am.  All families and students are encouraged to come.
Looking Ahead…
May 5th: No School~ Professional Work Day
May 2nd: Spring Plant Sale Order Forms Due!
May 19th: MIS Spring Carnival
May 26th: No School~ Professional Work Day
May 29th: No School~ Memorial Day
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 A quick reminder
Spring Plant Fundraiser!
After a long winter, spring is finally in the air! It is time to sweep your patio, plant some flowers, and have friends over for a BBQ. Our spring fundraiser can help you do just that! We are excited to announce that we are working with Pink Grizzly to help bring flowers and plants to you and your friends. Our goal is for each family to sell $100 worth of plants with the potential to raise over $12,000 towards our annual fundraising goal!
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MIS Spring Carnival!
We are excited to announce our upcoming Spring Carnival! There will be fun for the whole family. Come join us on May 19th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at MIS. There will be activities, games, and food!
Come laugh, play, and enjoy the warm weather with us! This is an event not to be missed. The student that sells the most plants will receive a free family pass to our Spring Carnival on May 19th!
Are you looking for a few more parent volunteer hours?
Be on the look out for detailed information on how you can help make our carnival a great success!

Middle School update 7 of April, 2017

Queridos padres,

As we enter the wild Montana Spring, here in school we are buzzing from project to project as April pass by really fast!

On Wednesday our magnificent students were great risk takers and balanced when they stood up in front of an audience at The Roxy to read their poems, surrounded by their beloved ones, expressing their feelings and raising their voice to reach out to the rest of the world. Enhorabuena!

Here are Gillian’s thoughts about  it:

What a phenomenal evening we had on Wednesday!  The children did a fantastic job at the Roxy, filling the theater with their resonant voices and compelling words.  Thank you to everyone in our community who joined us for this remarkable night.  I was beyond proud of the kiddos!  Also, thank you to parents who helped deliver pizza, clean the theater and to the anonymous donor who provided dinner, ice-cream and drinks and matched our contributions to Empower MT and the Roxy.  A lovely and meaningful time was had by all!

Also, don’t miss some of the kiddos words on the recent Mamalode Podcast, “From the Mouth of Babes.”  The podcast features Emmaline, Georgia and Birch and is a delightful listen:

http://mamalode.com/story/detail/mouth-of-babes

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Right now Middle School is getting ready practicing their communication and reflective skills in order to start the student-led conferences next week, make sure you have confirmed your day and time with the advisor.

Also please remember that on Wednesday 12th, there is the Glacier Institute meeting for parents of 6th and 7th graders, from 8:00am to 8:30am in Room 8. In this optional meeting we will share our 6th/7th grade trip philosophy, Glacier Institute’s curriculum and answer your questions about the trip and students are more than welcome to attend.

 

Feliz fin de semana!

Notes from the Office:
 
Friday, April 7th: Parent’s Night Out!
Our fabulous middle school students (and a grown-up or two) are offering childcare to parents one night a month. All proceeds go toward the middle school trip to Mexico. Time ~ 5:00 – 9:00 pm
El Principe Rana t-shirt!

Forgot to order a t-shirt?  Let the front office know and we can place an order with MCT.  We need a minimum of 10 shirts.
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Upcoming Events
Mark your Calendar
Saturday,April 15th: Wild Walk Parade Come join us! The parade begins at noon. Meet us at the red XXXX’s at 11:30 am.
Thursday, April 20th5th Grade Exhibition~ Join the 5th graders at 3:45 for their presentations.
 
Saturday, April 22nd:  Earth Day! Clark Fork clean up!  Meet at the fish statues at Caras Park at 10 am.  All families and students are encouraged to come.
 
Looking Ahead…
 
May 1st – 4thSpring Conferences
May 5th: No School~ Professional Work Day
May 2nd: Spring Plant Sale Order Forms Due!
May 19th: MIS Spring Carnival
May 26th: No School~ Professional Work Day
May 29th: No School~ Memorial Day
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Join Camp MIS this summer! 
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View our online brochure for all the fun summer details!  MIS offers multicultural, language and technology camps. The Missoula community is invited to join, so tell your friends and come on adventures with us this summer!

Middle School Update 31 March 2017

It was a busy week back from Spring Break for the middle schoolers. The 6th graders jumped right into rehearsals for the MCT production of El Principe Rana. Performances will be this evening at 4 and 6 pm.

The 7th and 8th graders hit the ground running at the State Science Fair. They did an amazing job, earning several awards including top small school in the State. Special kudos go to

Julian:
Peterson Grand Award for best 8th grade physics project
Grand Award 8th grade physics – 1st place individual
Montana Space Grant Consortium Emerging Research Travel Grant Award Division II

Oliver, Georgia and Colton:
Grand Award 8th grade physics – 1st place team
Montana Energy Education Council & Northwestern Energy – 1st place for 8th grade

Birch and Collin:
Grand Award 8th grade physics – 2nd place team

Bennett and Amelia:
Grand Award 7th grade biology – 3rd place team

Ruby:
Grand Award 7th grade physics – 2nd place individual
Montana Energy Education Council & Northwestern Energy 2st Place for 7th grade

And of course, special kudos to Jen for so expertly guiding the young scientists through the process.

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And in other news…
After School Enrichment
New Spring Session!
Classes start on Monday, April 3rd!
Come join the fun and experience something new. We are offering Basketball, Animation and Design Club, Hip Hop, Tap, Chess, littleBits®, and Minestest.
Adults and middle school students can join in the fun, too! Our 4/5 multiage teacher,  Ibrahin Mena will be teaching salsa dance lessons!  Come by yourself, with a partner, or with your middle school kiddo and swing your hips to the music.
Our “Spring Session” will run from April 3rd – June 1st.
Please note: there will be no classes held MondayThursday, May 1st – 4th and Monday, May 29th. After care is available prior to and following enrichment classes until 5:30 pm at no additional charge.
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Spring Plant Fundraiser!
After a long winter, spring is finally in the air! It is time to sweep your patio, plant some flowers, and have friends over for a BBQ. Our spring fundraiser can help you do just that! We are excited to announce that we are working with Pink Grizzly to help bring flowers and plants to you and your friends. Our goal is for each family to sell $100 worth of plants with the potential to raise over $12,000 towards our annual fundraising goal!
More details to follow. Information will be sent home this coming week!
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MIS Spring Carnival!
We are excited to announce our upcoming Spring Carnival! There will be fun for the whole family. Come join us on May 19th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at MIS. There will be activities, games, and food!
Come laugh, play, and enjoy the warm weather with us! This is an event not to be missed. The student that sells the most plants will receive a free family pass to our Spring Carnival on May 19th!
Are you looking for a few more parent volunteer hours?
Be on the look out for detailed information on how you can help make our carnival a great success!
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Upcoming Events
Mark your Calendar
Sunday, April 2nd: Save the Date! Iguana Lounge Poker Tournament and Cocktail Party. Come join the fun! Try your hand at a game of Texas Hold ‘Em! For more information and to register click here.
Monday, April 3rdNew after school enrichment classes start!. Check out our new spring classes online! We are offering, hip hop, tap, adult salsa, chess, basketball, minetest, and littlebits! Sign up at the front office or online!
Wednesday, April 5thCoffee Talk with Julie! Join us in the board room from 9-10 am for a cup of coffee and great conversation!
Wednesday, April 5th: 6:00- 7:30 pm seventh grade creatives present “Voices Carry”, a poetry reading at the Wilma. Come help us fill the theater and support these powerful young readers! Proceeds go to EmpowerMT.
Friday, April 7th: Parent’s Night Out!
Our fabulous middle school students (and a grown-up or two) are offering childcare to parents one night a month. All proceeds go toward the middle school trip to Mexico. Time ~ 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, April 15thWild Walk Parade. Join us! Parade begins at noon. Meet at the red XXXX’s at 11:30.
Looking Ahead…
April 13-20: Middle School Spring Conferences
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Join Camp MIS this summer! 
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View our online brochure for all the fun summer details!  MIS offers multicultural, language and technology camps. The Missoula community is invited to join, so tell your friends and come on adventures with us this summer!
 

 

 

MS Update, 3/17

Hello Families,

It’s a sunny Friday and our middle school kiddos are filled with a feeling of accomplishment! Yesterday all children participated in the MIS Science Fair! Their presentations were thorough, well calculated, thoughtful and beautifully articulated. A huge thanks to Jen Gebo for all of her dedication to excellence in all things science! 7th and 8th graders will attend the state science fair the Monday that we return from spring break.

Don’t forget that MCT revs up right after spring break for our 6th graders. The final performance is on March 31st.

In other news, the seventh graders have decided to take their words on the road! After a successful poetry reading last week, we elected to rent the Roxy the evening of Wednesday, April 5th. From 6:00 to 7:30 both 7th graders and a few younger and alumni poets will present their powerful words. Icing on the cake? Pizza, drinks and Big Dipper ice cream will be provided! Please save the date and support our young writers! We are suggesting a donation of $7/adults, $3/ — a portion of those proceeds will go to Empower MT, a Missoula based group dedicated to ending discrimination. And, to top it off, an annonymous donor will match one-to-one every donation that comes in up to $1000! Sounds like a win-win to me!

A final thank you to all of you who rolled in support for the Poverello. This year we gathered more than 200 toilet paper rolls and a total of 711 other toiletries and spices. The 6th graders won the class challenge, so when Anastasia Bakos from the Pov came to pick up the items, she was able to give this class a particular thank you. Way to go young leaders! We can make a difference!

Enjoy your week off and see you soon!

With gratitude,
Gillian

Middle School update 10 March 2017

Happy Friday everyone!

My room is filling with such creative and intelligent science fair projects!  Our young scientists have been working so hard on these projects and are looking forward to sharing what they’ve learned.

The MIS Science Fair will be held from 2:00-3:15 on Thursday, March 16th.

 The projects will remain set up through the afternoon and overnight, allowing families to view them during aftercare, as well as the next morning at drop off. All projects will be taken down by 9:00am Friday morning.  7th and 8th graders may keep their projects in my room over the break in preparation for the Montana State Science Fair.  6th graders will be asked to bring home their exhibit items, but we’ll hold on to the boards for display in the hallway.

The Montana State Science Fair will be held on Monday, March 27th

at the University of Montana’s Adams Center with the awards ceremony on Tuesday morning.

All 7th and 8th graders will be participating in the State Science Fair.  Public viewing for the projects is Monday evening from 7:00 – 9:00pm.  Ribbons will be posted at that time – come check it out!

Congrats to our incredible MathCounts students who competed at the state level in Butte yesterday!  Special kudos to Georgia, who ranked #8 statewide! Way to go!

Have a great weekend everyone,

Jen and the Middle School Team

 

Upcoming Events – Mark your Calendar

March 20-24th: NO SCHOOL~ Spring Break!

March 31st: 2nd – 6th students performance of “El Principe Rana”

(see below for detailed information)

Sunday, April 2nd: Save the Date! Iguana Lounge Poker Tournament and Cocktail Party. Come join the fun! Try your hand at a game of Texas Hold ‘Em! For more information and to register click here.

Wednesday, April 5th: Coffee Talk with Julie! Join us in the board room from 9-10 am for a cup of coffee and great conversation!

Friday, April 7th: Parent’s Night Out!

Our fabulous middle school students (and a grown-up or two) are offering childcare to parents one night a month. All proceeds go toward the middle school trip to Mexico. Time ~ 5:00 – 9:00 pm

May 1st-4th: Spring Conferences

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MCT/MIS Performance

of “El Principe Rana

  • Friday, March 31st~ Performances are at 4:00 and 6:00 pm
  • Tickets are available NOW at the MCT Box Office or at www.mctinc.org
  • Tickets are $7 for adults and $2 for children.
  • All 2nd through 6th grade students will perform in both shows. There will be a photo opportunity after the first show